Fat removal through liposuction is immediate, but that doesn’t mean that final results will be apparent as soon as you leave our Beverly Hills surgical center. While Dr. Berger utilizes the safest and most effective advanced liposuction techniques, full results can take serval weeks to be realized. This makes the cooler winter months an ideal time to undergo a liposuction procedure. Choosing the right contouring treatment now will help get your body beach ready in time for summer. Call us at 310.856.9173 to schedule your initial consultation and learn more.
Liposuction recovery is different for every patient, but swelling and bruising are fairly common in the treatment areas immediately following the procedure. Even minimally invasive options such as SmartLipo™ can produce mild discomfort and may require minimal downtime, making it important that you allow yourself space to recover after your liposuction procedure.
To facilitate a full and successful liposuction recovery, Dr. Berger may recommend:
- Taking time off of work
- Limiting physical activities
Rest, combined with wearing compression garments and properly caring for your incisions, will be the most effective way to safely recover from your procedure. Dr. Berger will help you understand limitations along with the ideal times to resume more demanding physical activities to ensure you are properly equipped to make a swift recovery following your procedure.
Swelling and bruising will typically subside within the first few weeks following liposuction. Incisions, however, may take more time to fade. Dr. Berger uses minimally invasive liposuction techniques, significantly reducing the size and visibility of incisions, but some evidence of surgery may be present for a few months.
Steps you can take to reduce the appearance of your incisions include:
- Keeping incisions clean at all times
- Refraining from smoking
Minimizing activities during your recovery period will also assist with proper incision healing and help reduce visibility in time for summer. This will be covered in detail during your follow-up visits with Dr. Berger.
Choosing to have liposuction now will help ensure optimal contours and minimal scaring when warmer weather returns. Please contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute today to schedule your liposuction consultation at our Beverly Hills office and let us help you make 2016 the year you achieve the beach body of your dreams.